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graham, senator durbin and some -- we are -- we've been working together for some weeks now. we'll be coming forward. it's not that much different from what we tried to do in 2007. martha, what's changed is honestly is that there is a new i think appreciation on both sides of the aisle, including maybe more importantly on the republican side of the aisle, that we have to enact a comprehensive immigration reform bill. we've been -- >> so this is comprehensive. it's not piecemeal. >> yeah, this piecemeal stuff, the way the senate works, very briefly, is that you bring up one section of it, someone has an amendment that brings up another part of it. >> we've seen a lot of that lately. we've definitely seen a lot of that lately. but what about a path to citizenship? >> that has to be also part of it, but from my perspective also, and i'm sure senator menendez understands as senator schumer and durbin do that my state, most of the drugs now coming across the mexican border into the united states comes through across the arizona/sonora border, so border enforcement is very important.
for illegal immigrants already in the country. senators john mccain and dick durbin say it's an issue which both sides are determined to compromise. >> how can we convince the republicans to a path to citizenship? >> i'll give you a little straight talk. look at the last election. look at the last election. we are losing dramatically the hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons. and we've got to understand that. second of all, we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows of an illegal status. we cannot forever have children who were born here, who were brought here by their parents when they were small children that live in the shadows as well. so i think the time is right. >> we are trying to work our way through some very difficult issues, but we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. we're putting as a high priority the unification of families, to make sure that families have a chance to come together. >>> the president has just outlined his own
from new jersey or senator durbin. and for democrats the challenge is, are they willing to give up a very useful political bludgeon with which to hit republicans in order to get a deal done? because once both parties -- if both parties embrace this, it's a political tool that in some cases, in many cases, is off the table for democrats. >> sure. it shows a compromise. that does help the future of the republican party. but while we talk about that, let's talk about the future of the democratic party. as americans we might have already seen it last night on "60 minutes." take a look. >> i have to ask you, what's the date of expiration on this endorsement? >> oh, steve. no, no. >> i have to ask that question. i mean, come on. you're sitting here together. everybody in town is talking about it already. and this is taking place. >> you know, steve, i got to tell you, the -- you guys in the press are incorrigible. i was literally inaugurated four days ago. and you're talking about elections four years from now. >> all right. so we're incorrigible. but they agreed to sit down to this inte
durbin on board, this has to be the time this type of legislation gets through. i think there's one area to pay attention to moving forward, toure. and that is this issue of border security. to approve this they want to guarantee that the border is completely secure. how do you gauge that? how does the government gauge that? what can be said in order to make that a reality? guaranteeing drones a fence? something of that issue i think will really be something to focus on moving forward. >> all right. luke always a pleasure. serious luke today, huh? joining us now is republican marsha blackburn who prefers to be called congressman. how are you today, congressman? >> i'm well. i'm well. >> so we have a four-page proposal that republicans are behind or some republicans on the hill are behind. are you on board with the proposal? >> i'm one of those republicans that is -- i'm going to be waiting to see what the details are and bear in mind also we have had a working group in the house and they will probably bring their proposals out next week or so and i'm looking
officer: the senator from illinois. mr. durbin: i ask unanimous consent the period of morning business be extended until 4:00 p.m. today, that all provisions of the previous order remain in effect. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection. mr. durbin: i suggest the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the clerk will call the roll. quorum call: a senator: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from kansas. mr. roberts: i ask the quorum call be lifted. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. roberts: let me take a moment to welcome to you the united states senate and i look forward to working with you. welcome to the united states senate. over the christmas holidays much of our nation was foikdz on what congress would do to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. what was large-missing from that conversation was how to address the much greater and more damaging problem, our growing national debt. i'm not exactly sure what the definition of fiscal cliff was. i think it is different meanings to different people. we dealt with a portion of the fiscal
durbin of illinois and bob menendez of new colorado's l bennet. republicans are john mccain, south carolina's lindsey graham, marco rubio of florida and jeff flake of arizona. this comes as president obama flies to las vegas to outline his vision for immigration. senator durbin says immigration reform, a comprehensive plan is long overdue. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law we can live with. we've virtually going for 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that is unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan also calls for easier entry for immigrants who have math, science and engineering skills. bill? bill: there is a lot of politics laced to this entire issue. how do the politics figure into this proposal, steve? >> reporter: first it comes during an important window of opportunity before the midterm elections of 2014 get underway, before all the campaigning gets underway. it comes just after president obama was reelected partly because of the strong support of latinos, the fa
a bipartisan group of eight senators is poised to announce their plan today. illinois democrat dick durbin is one of those senators. he says the stars have finally aligned on this major issue. >> we have virtually been going for maybe 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that's unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> the plan laid out in this five-page documents put together by gang of eight senators would overhaul the immigration system. the plan includes a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million immigrants already in the country. it would require those with no serious criminal background to register with the government, pay a fine and back taxes, but not before federal authorities put more unmanned drones and agents along the border. the plan also includes a guest worker program that loosens restrictions for people who work in the agricultural industry as well as their children. robert mendez helped draft the bill. >> first of all they expect it, democrats need it and republicans need it. >> the last time there was an overhaul was in 2007 but the b
senator dick durbin. i'll turn here because the vice president going to be pulling up right behind me. it's a prayer service. they get a chance to reflect a little bit at the start of this new term. our own chris wallace sat down with the recollector here, reverend dr. lewis leon. he is someone who says look, this is a great tradition because it gives the new president or reelected president a chance to reflect, pause. you can see right behind me we're going to have -- i'm going to let you see -- actually it's the obama motorcade. the bidens must be on the other side. there is the president of the united states right there. mrs. obama coming out. and their family walked in earlier. we can see their daughters coming around the corner, about to meet up with the president and first lady. there is the first lady's mother. mrs. robinson. they're going to be walking in together. they're going to meet with the recollector right there on the way in. this is a chance for the first family to worship right here and get a chance to start the second term off with a little bit of prayer, a little bit o
the nation's immigration system. illinois democrat dick durbin is one of the senators. he says the stars have finally aligned on this major issue. >> we have virtually been going for maybe 25 years without a clear statement about immigration policy. that's unacceptable in this nation of immigrants. >> reporter: the plan laid out in this five-page document put together by a gang of eight senators would overhaul the immigration system. the plan includes a pathway to citizenship for the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country. it would require those with no serious criminal background to register with the government, pay a fine and back taxes, but not before federal authorities put more unmanned drones and agents along the border. the plan also includes a guest worker program that loosens restrictions for people who work in the agricultural industry as well as the children of illegal immigrants. democratic senator robert menendez helped draft the proposal. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly latino voters expect it
, these senators, these include some of the biggest players on the democratic side. senator schumer, senator durbin, on the republican side, senator mccain, marco rubio, coming out with a plain before the president unveils his. tomorrow the president is going to jet to las vegas to unveil his immigration plan. these senators putting out a marker. here are the three big points of this plan. and this is going to be the biggest debate on immigration in six years since back in 2007 when president bush's plan was deeted. he defeated. here are the three big paths. it will provide a path to legal citizenship for the people in the country illegally. that's dependent on increasing border security before that happened and some other procedural safeguards. and three, there's going to be a little faster path to citizenship for seasonal agricultural workers and for young people who are brought to the country illegally. so that's the nod to the dream act that's so popular on the left. >> andrea, what chances do a major plan like this have of getting through congress? >> i think better than ever. and the real sad
. senator dick durbin had ideas on the plan that might become a plan that might become a concept. >> we're committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country get an immigration law we can live with. >> john: we don't know if this will lead to real reform or not. it gives republicans and democrats something new to fight about on the airwaves for the next week. >> it is an opening to a conversation. it is interesting to me that we can't discount the fact the only reason why republicans are coming to the table is because they lost the hispanic vote in the last election. >> john: you're right. you can't become president without 670% of the -- without 60% of the latino vote. who was the president who gave amnesty to all undocumented worker in the country? >> oh yeah, ronald reagan. >> that would be reagan. >> what was i smoking? >> john: look at barack obama. here's the guy who sent national guard troops to the border and had the most deportations of any president but he also supported the dream act. that's how latino americans knew this guy was on our side even though he was e
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